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HMCS FORT ERIE K670 / 312

 

Post wartime badge

HMCS Fort Erie K670

Courtesy of Chris Carnall

Photo restoration by Darrell Cameron

 

Laid down: 03 Nov 1943

Re-named: Mar 1944

Launched: 27 May 1944

Commissioned: 27 Oct 1944

Paid off: 22 Nov 1945

Re-acquired by RCN: 1954

Re-Commissioned: 17 Apr 1956

Paid off: 26 Mar 1965

Fate: Broken up at La Spezia, Italy in 1966

 

Built by George T. Davie & Sons Lts., Lauzon, Que, she was laid down as HMCS La Tuque - renamed HMCS Fort Erie in Mar 1944. Commissioned at Quebec City on 27 Oct 1944, she did not arrive at Halifax until Dec 1944. She worked up in Bermuda in mid-Jan 1945 and, on her return to Halifax, was assigned to EG 28, an RCN support group based on Halifax, for the duration of the European war. Tropicalization refit, begun 02 Jun 1945, at Pictou, was cancelled on 20 Aug 1945 and Fort Erie was paid off on 22 Nov 1945, to be laid up at Shelburne. She was sold in 1946 to Marine Industries Ltd., but re-acquired by the RCN and rebuilt in 1954 and 1955 as a Prestonian class ocean escort. Re-commissioned 17 Apr1956, she was generally in service as a training ship until finally paid off on 26 Mar 1965 at Halifax. She was broken up at La Spezia, Italy, in 1966.

 

Commanding Officers

A/LCdr A.W. Ford, RCNR - 27 Oct 1944 - 20 Feb 1945

A/LCdr Ernest Frederick Piper, RCNVR - 21 Feb 1945 - 05 Aug 1945

A/LCdr R.C. Chenoweth, RCN - 06 Aug 1945 - 04 Nov 1945

Cdr William Wyness MacColl, RCN - 17 Apr 1956 - 17 Jan 1958

Cdr Latham Brerton Jenson, RCN - 18 Jan 1958 - 02 Jul 1958

LCdr Henri Charles LaRose, RCN - 03 Jul 1958 - 17 Sep 1959

Cdr James Robert Boardman Coulter, RCN - 18 Sep 1959 - 10 Aug 1960

Cdr Latham Brerton Jenson, RCN - 11 Aug 1960 - 30 Sep 1962

Cdr W.C. Spicer, RCN - 04 Oct 1962 - 12 Aug 1963

Cdr E. Petley-Jones, RCN - 12 Aug 1963 - unk

 

     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

 

- Book of Remembrance entry     - Grave or burial information

LANCASTER, Earl Franklin

AB, E49510, RCNVR

died - 07 Nov 1944 

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Burnett, Gerald Clarke

1935-2003

Bushen, Norbert Eldred

____-2012

 

 

 

C-D

Cardy, John Herbert

1936-2014

Coulter, James Robert Boardman

1920-2004

7th Commanding Officer

Crossley, Sidney Ross

1920-2008

 

 

E-F

Elliott, Ronald Edwin

____-2011

 

 

 

 

G-H

Hannam, Jack

1924-2009

Harrison, D. Larry

1942-1997

 

 

 

I-J

Jenson, Latham Brerton

1921-2004

5th Commanding Office

8th commanding Officer

 

 

 

 

K-L

Kirby, Richmond Hill

1929-2006

Served in Fort Erie as SQN TAS Officer

 

 

 

 

M-N

MacAlpine, Gerald Angus

1937-2013

MacDonald, Harry Bernard

1921-2010

MacKay, Donald

1919-2009

McMillin, Andrew Clark

1926-2013

McOuat, Walter Scott

1925-2009

Morris, Edward John

____-1998

 

 

 

 

O-P

Preston, Anthony John

1925-2008

 

 

 

 

Q-R

Roberts, Ralph Donald

1931-2012

 

 

 

 

S-T

Spicer, Wylie Carlyle

____-2003

Stitt, Don M.

1924-____

Served in Fort Erie after WW 2

 

 

 

W-X

Waller, Harold Taylor

1940-2013

Webb, Frederick Arthur Henry

____-1992

Weir, James Neil

1929-1994

Wilson, John Edmund Norris

1925-2014

 

 

Former Crew Members

Coughlan, Joseph Daniel, Slt (E), RCNVR - Jan 1945

 

Curry, Don, Radar Operator - Apr 1956 - Sep 1957

 

Day, Lee, AW, RCN

 

Eastwood, Walter A/Lt, RCNVR - 02 Apr 1945

Foley, Maurice Aloysius, Lt (E), RCNVR

 

Latcham, Garry J. 

 

Leseur, Charles Robin, A/Lt, RCNVR - 01 Mar 1945

 

McDougall, Keith, OSEM1 / ABEM1, Jun 1960 - Aug 1962   

Logan, Don, Sig - 14 Jun 1962 - 10 Mar 1963

 

Walker, Herman, LS Stwd, RCN - 1964

 

Yoneyama, John, Stwd, RCN - 1964

 

Photos and Documents

 

Links

Ship's company photos for HMCS Fort Erie

 

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